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About Sylvia

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Sylvia is the award-winning author and early childhood educator who created the popular Sammy Spider and The Littlest books.  As an early childhood educator, the children in her classroom have been her inspiration.  She has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Israel.

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  • Passover is Just a Jump Away
    Passover is Just a Jump Away
    Three Green Frogs A Passover Holiday Song by Sylvia Rouss to the tune of “Three Blind Mice” Three green frogs, three green frogs. See how they jump. See how they jump. They all jumped after the Pharaoh one day. He said,...
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  • Happy Passover from Mitzvah the Mutt
    Happy Passover from Mitzvah the Mutt
    Excerpted from Mitzvah the Mutt Mitzvah watched Daddy carry a stack of plates into the dining room. “I’ll set the table for the Seder,” Daddy told Mommy. The children helped Zaydie fill a large plate with a variety of unusual foods....
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  • Purim Fun for Children and their Parents
    Purim Fun for Children and their Parents
    SONGS PURIM PLAYERS (sung to Frere Jacque) by Sylvia Rouss Ahashverosh, Ahashverosh, Was the king, was the king. He wore the crown, Of Shushan Town. Ahashverosh, Ahashverosh. Pretty Esther, pretty Esther, Was the queen, was the queen. She was so very...
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  • LINK to a Podcast on Diversity in Jewish KidLit
    LINK to a Podcast on Diversity in Jewish KidLit
    Top: Joni Sussman Bottom, L-R: Ann Stampler, Mira Reisberg, Sylvia Rouss Sylvia Rouss, Mira Reisberg, Joni Sussman and Ann Stampler spoke at the 2014 Association of Jewish Libraries conference on a panel responding to the Pew study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans”...
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  • Worth Considering Again -- Food for Thought on Tu B'Shevat
    Worth Considering Again — Food for Thought on Tu B’Shevat
    I wrote this blog three years ago when I was still teaching, and I think it’s worth looking at  a second time: The school where I work has a policy that allows for the use of food in sensory experiences. One...
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